When the story of Campaign 2014 is written, this will have to be considered the most disgusting moment of the season. In South Carolina on a campaign stop, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen said of Governor Nikki Haley (shown above), “we’re gonna escort whore out the door!”
While the initial statement might have been a slip of the tongue, what made this not merely an innocent mistake was Sheheen’s extended period of knowing laughter after it became clear what he had said. It eliminates any excuse he might have been able to make of it being an accident. Read all »
Not quite everyone hates Ben Affleck!
The oft-maligned, far-left Hollywood star is actually revered as a saint (!) by at least one or two people out there, enough to justify producing a votive candle in his honor (!!).
Is it a gag? Or merely gaggy? You be the judge. Read all »
Some people will go to ridiculous lengths to make sure Islamic extremism isn’t to blame for terror attacks even when it so obviously IS.
Yesterday’s attack on Canada’s parliament? Why, WE’RE all at fault for jumping to conclusions! After all, he might actually be a Quebec separatist!
That’s the absolutely absurd line of “reasoning” employed today by Vox, a website founded by former Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein. Apparently, we’re to ignore the fact that Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was a convert to Islam and has connections with extremists in both Syria and Canada itself, according to the Toronto Globe and Mail today (via The Lid). Read all »
How did two Boston radio stations end up in a nearly year-long feud with New England’s most famous chain of coffee and donut shops?
It was probably not done without some kind of management approval, since blasting a revered local business is NOT typical in broadcasting.
It’s a bizarre story, one that now has political overtones, but it didn’t begin there. In February, Dunkin’ Donuts abruptly yanked ads from two of three stations owned by Entercom Boston, sports-talker WEEI and news-talk WRKO, leaving them running only on co-owned WAAF.
It was said to be in response to disparaging, anti-Dunkin’ remarks made three weeks earlier by the sports station despite the company’s contract with WEEI morning host Gerry Callahan to promote its products (!). Read all »
Is this a rare case of Rosie O’Donnell getting one right?
The co-star of ABC’s The View shocked a lot of people this morning by coming out swinging in favor of Monica Lewinsky and condemning the behavior of Bill Clinton. Who knew Rosie could see beyond naked partisanship? Read all »
Ever feel like we live in two different worlds?
On one side: those who share deep concern as another disturbing terror attack on the West surfaces, this time at Canada’s parliament.
On the other: a bizarre obsession over Renee Zellweger’s face (!) that has erupted in the low-information media over the past couple of days. Just try to avoid it! It’s everywhere. Read all »
One of the biggest mysteries of the 2012 Republican election debacle is how Karl Rove managed to keep his Fox News Channel gig despite offering so many wildly inaccurate predictions. After all, Dick Morris was sent to the woodshed for the same offense, so why not Karl?
And while many in politics still privately shake their heads in disbelief, it’s a bit more surprising to see a Fox host call attention to it on-air.
When Bill O’Reilly did just that during Monday evening’s show, Rove was less than amused, calling it “personal” and “petty”. Read all »
In a neck-and-neck political contest like Colorado’s gubernatorial race, one good ad could make a big difference. That’s why Republican challenger Bob Beauprez may have just gained a major boost in his effort to unseat Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper.
An independent expenditure by A Better Colorado Future has unveiled an ad blasting Governor Hickenlooper (above image) so effective, it may rank as one of the best campaign spots of all time. It has rocked what was already most of the most interesting battles of 2014. Read all »
Fox News truly has something to celebrate today: almost total conservative loyalty, from moderates to the far right.
That’s the verdict from Pew Research Journalism Project’s annual survey of attitudes toward the press. Who is trusted and who is not? According to their research, Fox has won the hearts and minds in a way no other network can match.
Conservatives put their faith in relatively few sources, with Sean Hannity (trusted by 62% of conservatives) , Rush Limbaugh (58%), Glenn Beck (51%), TheBlaze (Beck’s site, 37%) and Drudge Report (34%) coming in behind Fox’s 88%. Read all »
Has there ever been a political contest weirder or nastier than that of Texas this year? That state’s gubernatorial race has gone absolutely bonkers, moving into increasingly surreal subjects no one ever could have anticipated.
With the seat up for grabs as Governor Rick Perry steps down, it was expected to be nasty. But as election day draws closer, Democratic nominee Wendy Davis is churning out some of the strangest campaign materials in modern history. Read all »